The US Republican Presidential candidate Jeb Bush yesterday tweeted a picture of his monogrammed gun with the caption “America”. While this provocation probably lands well with many pro-gun Republican voters, others weren’t especially impressed and the gun tweet has been rightfully mocked from all corners of the world.
Here’s the original tweet:
And here are some of the best responses:
And last but not least, of course the Irish betting company Paddy Power jumped on the opportunity with this tweet:
Posted in Twitter.
– February 17, 2016
My favourite photo app Instagram continues to grow and reached 400 million active users per month last fall. Many Swedish brands, celebrities and skilled photographers have been able to build huge followings on Instagram.
The 20 largest Swedish accounts added approximately 5 percent more followers last month (between Dec 4, 2015 and Jan 4, 2016).
18 Instagram accounts now have at least a million followers
You now have to have more than 100,000 followers to be among the top 100 Instagram accounts in Sweden. At least 18 of them have more than a million followers, not bad for a country of less than 10 million people. But then again, the most successful users all have an international audience.
The Swedish brand with most followers is H&M – 11.8 million (global account, they have several local accounts too).
Among individuals, PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Swedish Youtuber Felix “Pewdiepie” Kjellberg are in a league of their own. Excluding businesses, the top 10 accounts in Sweden are (data collected on Jan 4, 2016):
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic – 10.7 million
- Pewdiepie – 6,900,000
- Tattoos of Instagram – 3,200,000
- Avicii – 3 million
- Men with class – 2,700,000
- Anna Nyström – 2,100,000
- Elsa Hosk – 2 million
- Maher Zain – 1,800,000
- Rachel “Yoga Girl” Bråthén – 1,700,000
- Alesso – 1,600,000
Note: I am @kullin on Instagram
Posted in Business, Statistics.
– January 18, 2016
Here in Sweden, podcasts are getting more and more popular each day. Some of the most popular ones may have a hundred thousand listeners per episode or more. I’m not at all a heavy user but I discovered podcasts already 10 years ago and the one I started to listen to was For Immediate Release, The Hobson and Holtz Report by PR practitioners Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz.
This podcast has been a tremendous resource on topics related to PR, social media and technology and I have been a regular listener since day one, with the exception of the last six months when I have not been as frequent.
Since the start they have produced an impressive 824 episodes of the highest quality. But this is the end of a podcasting era since Neville Hobson, which I have had the pleasure of meeting in person, has decided to call it a day to focus on other projects.
Shel Holtz will continue to run the podcast in a slightly new format on this new site. I would like to thank them both for the incredible amount of work they have put into this podcast over the years and best of luck for the future.
I will continue to follow FIR and I do recommend that you give it a try. To subscribe, just visit the subscribe page here.
Posted in Blogging, PR.
– September 21, 2015